Alfredo, Chitarra & Red Lipstick

On Thursday, the rain was still pursuing as my class worked together in the kitchen making kebabs, pasta salad, and biscotti. We made pancetta, bistecca & sausage kebabs with sage leaves in between the meat for flavor. They were soooo amazing. I don’t know how I am going to enjoy meat when I go back home, especially the sausage, because it is so thick and fresh here, … Continue reading Alfredo, Chitarra & Red Lipstick

Chicken Cacciatore, Spicy Spaghetti Carbonara & Pine Nut Cake

In class last Thursday we made Chicken Cacciatore with olives, cherry tomatoes, carrots, and herbs. The cacciatore smelled amazing while it was being made; it was on the stove for so long just soaking up all the flavors from the spices and herbs! My group made the Spicy Spaghetti Carbonara, which was also delicious and I will definitely be making again! Yay! I diced up … Continue reading Chicken Cacciatore, Spicy Spaghetti Carbonara & Pine Nut Cake

Corfu: With Exclusive Photos Not on Facebook!

Wow. These past few days have consisted of some of the most BREATHTAKING moments of MY LIFE. I am unsure of how to even begin describing how beautiful Greece is. So I’ll start off with how Ash and I spent our 3 days between London and Greece. After our flight from London to Pisa on Monday morning, and then a train ride from Pisa to … Continue reading Corfu: With Exclusive Photos Not on Facebook!

Barcelona & London Wrapped Up in One Giant Bon Bon

Hey bloggettes, Its been awhile, and a lot has happened in the past 3 weeks. I’ve gotten tonsillitis, gone to Spain, England, and had the most delicious hidden treasure of Florence! But first I will start off with the Italian doctor whom I so luckily came into contact with (sarcasm) here in Florence. When it finally seemed like I was getting healthier since arriving in Italy, … Continue reading Barcelona & London Wrapped Up in One Giant Bon Bon

Avocado Lime Chicken

SO simple and SO mouthwateringbombdelicious. Last week, after eating out at Tijuana and revisiting my obsession with guacamole, I yearned for more and more, craving my moms fresh, chunky guac and with salty blue Trader Joe tortilla chips. I found this recipe on Pinterest for Avocado Lime Chicken, which I took as, basically, chicken with  fresh guacamole. 4 chicken breast 1 avocado two big tomatoes … Continue reading Avocado Lime Chicken

Margarita Pizza, Creamy Risotto & Chocolate Tart

Recipe below pictures: BEST PIZZA CRUST RECIPE Ingredients: 25 gr fresh baker yeast 1 tsp sugar 1 ½ cup, (3 dl) water 4 cups (500 gr) unbleached, bread, or all-purpose flour, chilled 2 tsp salt 1/4 cup (0,5 dl) olive oil Preparation: Put the yeast and sugar into a small bowl. Add the water. Mix it all up until the dry yeast dissolves and leave … Continue reading Margarita Pizza, Creamy Risotto & Chocolate Tart

High and Lows

Last weekend Ashley and I decided to FINALLY climb the Duomo, aka, Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore. The Duomo is the largest brick dome ever constructed, an old Italian church, one of the most famous tourist attractions of Tuscany, and our backyard! To climb the Duomo, you must enter through the side, not the front, which the is the front door to the church. Ashley and … Continue reading High and Lows

Frittata Porri e Pancetta

Leek and Pancetta Frittata Ingredients (serves 4-6) 4 eggs 1 leek finely sliced; including green part 100 g. diced pancetta 20 g grated Parmigiano cheese oilive oil salt-pepper (Just so you know my class is 16 people so we doubled the ingredients, as you will notice in the pictures.) This was my favorite dish and I made it a few days later for Ashley with pancetta and … Continue reading Frittata Porri e Pancetta